Monday, April 04, 2005
Bolton's Letter of Support
In response to a letter opposing John Bolton's nomination as UN ambassodor, 64 retired arms control specialists and diplomats composed a letter in support. Via Captain Ed, who offers his assessment of the situation:
The United Nations is a disgrace. The US should not send someone to Turtle Bay that would make the current corrupt and incompetent regime comfortable. We need to make them as uncomfortable as possible. John Bolton will not shrink from that task, and he will demand that any UN-negotiated treaties and sanctions carry verification and substantial penalties for failure. Had the UN not transformed itself into the League of Nations for the past fourteen years and allowed the permanent members of the Security Council to be bought off with Iraqi oil futures, then Bolton's nomination would not be necessary. The UN will get the US ambassador it has plainly earned.